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Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Visit Knoxville present Tennessee Songwriters Week Knoxville ShowcaseMonday, Feb 20, 2023

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6:00 PM

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7:00 PM

Discover the musical story of Tennessee from the ones who are writing it at the Tennessee Songwriters Week Knoxville Showcase presented by Visit Knoxville and the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development (TDTD).

A total of 18 regional singer songwriter competition winners from throughout East Tennessee will play original songs in hopes of winning the night and the opportunity to perform alongside six other state winners at Nashville’s historic Bluebird Cafe during a private event with music industry professionals. Finalists also win a branded commemorative Taylor guitar, a two-night hotel stay in Nashville, $100 gift card for travel and one-year membership to Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI).

Local judges within the songwriting community will consider lyric originality, performance and connection the audience. The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development partners with The Bluebird Cafe, NSAI, Taylor Guitars, music venues and local convention and visitors’ bureaus, chambers and partners across the state, all committed to make sure songwriters can share their original work onstage with other writers.

Past winners of the Knoxville Showcase include Travis Bigwood and the Lonesome Doves, Adeem the Artist and Tyson Leamon. All three past winners will perform as part of the February 20th event.

Follow the journey of these songwriters and join the fun by following @tnvacation on social media and #tnsongwritersweek.

Tennessee Songwriters Week was established in 2019 to support music venues, celebrate songwriters with live performances in all genres of music, drive visitation and inspire travelers to experience the state’s music stories, history, attraction and venues. Tennessee celebrates all genres of music— delivering an unparalleled experience of beauty, history and family adventure, infused with music that creates a vacation that is the “Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.” Explore more at


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This event is a rental engagement presented by a third-party promoter.


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